The Kitchen Garden
The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.
At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.
We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.
There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.
You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.
We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.
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A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah's commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocalsa deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accoutred interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a…
Sun 23 Jul
Annie Keating Trio And Danielle Cawdell
New-York based singer/songwriter Annie Keating creates beautifully crafted songs combined with musical hooks and punches knock the listener in the chest, with refreshing honesty, grit and timelessness. Keating's voice is not flashy, nor perhaps conventionally pretty, it has more of a mysterious, rough-hewn beauty that…
Tue 27 Jun
Ari Eisinger (Philadelphia, USA) is a world-renowned performer of 1920s and 1930s country blues and ragtime guitar. He has shared the bill with Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk and Doc Watson and his tuition DVDs on the playing of Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Lemon Jefferson - for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop…
Wed 4 Oct
Blue Rose Code
Celtic ballads from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Ross Wilson.
Sun 12 Nov
Bournville Graduates - From Major To Minor
This talented A Cappella Chamber Choir from south Birmingham returns once again to entertain you with their eclectic mix of songs……….from Medieval traditional, to beautiful classical songs, through to arrangements of jazz classics and modern popular songs. Composers include Gibbons, Brahms, Cole Porter, Ian Assersohn, Bob…
Mon 19 Jun
£7.70 / 0121 443 4725
The singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, performs folk and country numbers alongside her husband, Danny Schmidt.
Tue 6 Jun
Catastrophe Club brings some of the regions finest talents to the Kitchen Garden. Details for the June show are still to be confirmed.
Sun 6 Aug
£9.90 / 0121 443 4725
The Coal Porters
Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Coal Porters, the world's first alt-bluegrass act. Formed ten years ago by ex-Long Ryder and former NME cover boy Sid Griffin. Producing Lindisfarne gave Griffin the impetus to move from electric music to acoustic music, to revamp old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st…
Thu 12 Oct
One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour, here for the first time, in trio format with renowned bass player Geoff Henderson, they are one of the main acts…
Tue 4 Jul
Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter based in Austin whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a musician. In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others. He is the founder and…
Mon 12 Jun
David Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's (and Aberdeen's) most celebrated singing family still active on the folk scene. His grandparents were traditional singers from the ballad-rich north-east of Scotland. His father was prominent and influential in the folksong revival of the '60s, and a prolific writer of…
Tue 30 May
£8.80 / 0121 443 4725
David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour
The last time David Rovics had a real job was when he was a part-time barista at a Starbucks in 1995. After having too many thoughts about killing all the white men in suits who never tipped that entered his workplace (which were most of the clientele), he quit that job quick. Since then he has been subsisting as a…
Wed 31 May
Birmingham, UK has produced many noteworthy musical acts over the years. Such diverse bands as The Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, and Duran Duran hail from this locality, and each can be considered an iconoclast, eschewing the trends of the day to create something new and exciting. Dissident Prophet is following in the…
Sun 17 Sep
Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert…
Sun 20 Aug
Gerry Colvin Band
Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on their Aquostic Live Tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on…
Sun 1 Oct
Gurdan Thomas, feel good, danceable, and also stationary-listenable music with a deceiving simplicity that on first hearing camouflages it's complexity and unusual song writing in a genre that is all their own. This 5-piece likeable yet chaotic band performs songs woven around quirky texts and subjects, arrangements…
Wed 19 Jul
Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. Twice named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Country Songwriters of the year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the…
Sun 16 Jul
Hymn For Her
Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as Hell's Angels meets the Amish, and Hillbillies with electronics opening Pandora's Box This past spring and summer (2016)…
Thu 13 Jul
Iain Matthews first gained attention as a founding member of and vocalist for the innovative Fairport Convention's first three albums, changing the face of folk music in this country. He moved on to create Matthews' Southern Comfort, exploring his interest in American music. They had a No 1 hit in the UK with Joni…
Wed 2 Aug
James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
Transatlantic folk and roots duo on fiddle and guitar.
Tue 20 Jun
Jane Taylor is taking a little time out from creating her animated musical 'Mr Claus' to come and share with us some of her most recent material in a special one off gig here at the Kitchen Garden. From the Sassy, smoky, gypsy-jazz. to something a more classical, via gospel with a little blues thrown in for good measure…
Thu 6 Jul
Acclaimed singer (& long time mentor to Sam Smith) Joanna Eden performs classic songs by 60s and 70s song writing legends Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King & many more along with her critically acclaimed originals. Melody mystery & bite Mojo Seek her out Sir
Sun 2 Jul
Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years (Chicago Tribune). He grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of…
Tue 13 Jun
Kyshona Armstrong, after a successful sold out tour earlier this year with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic as part of Nashville In the Round, return to the UK for her first UK solo headline tour. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Kyshona has been resident in Nashville since 2014. Her song writing skills and powerful…
Wed 7 Jun
Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. Her singer/songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) were obvious influences on the young Martha. Musicians of the 70s folk-revival such as Bert Jansch, John Rebourn and John Martin would often gather and sing in her kitchen. Her…
Thu 8 Jun
£14.30 / 0121 443 4725
Martin Stephenson (the Daintees)
For the first time, we welcome the lead singer & songwriter of The Daintees to The Kitchen Garden Café for a solo show, playing songs from throughout his Daintees & solo career. Martin is an outstanding singer and songwriter, whose career in music now stretches back over thirty years of critical acclaim and…
Tue 11 Jul
£13.75 / 0121 443 4725
2016 marked Michael Chapman's 75th birthday and 50 years since he went on the road professionally. Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's…
Mon 7 Aug
Michael Weston King - 'my Back Pages'
A rare hometown show for the man UnCut described as our very own Rodney Crowell". Taking a short break from My Darling Clementine, November '16 found MWK on a 22 date European solo tour and saw the accompanying release of "Handpicked" - a career retrospective featuring 13 songs from 13 different albums. Tonight's show…
Thu 20 Jul
Mick Thomas With Squeezebox Wally
"Acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Mick Thomas, leader of Weddings, Parties, Anything & the Sure Thing, makes a welcome return to KGC together with fellow WPA cohort Mark 'Squeezebox Wally' Wallace on accordion. Playing songs from Mick's new retrospective book 'These Are The Days' & companion album 'These Are…
Sun 19 Nov
June's show features Bethany Black (Something quite special and unique - Time Out), who besides appearing in BBC's Dr Who and Channel 4's Cucumber, is also a damn fine comedian. Resident MC, Maureen Younger ("one of the best MCs in the country - Jo Enright) will be hosting the evening as usual.
Wed 12 Jul
NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools" and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for…
Thu 14 Sep
Reared among the Pentecostal pines in the farthest corner of the American West, Rachel Harrington's albums have lauded her high praise. When Bob Harris first heard her in '07, he hailed her debut as, Absolutely brilliant [and] already a contender for album of the year. Four records later, she's accrued a fecund garden of…
Tue 8 Aug
Back to the UK after a 2-year gap, Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists - California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band but who've recently returned to their folkier roots, embarking on a house concert tour across…
Tue 19 Sep
No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians…
Sun 25 Jun
£15.40 / 0121 443 4725
Son Of Town Hall
If Simon and Garfunkel were cast upon the open waters with just a guitar and a barrel of cheap rum, the result would be something like the magic of Son of Town Hall. Introducing Son of Town Hall, the waterborne duo who penned their songs whilst aboard a raft navigating the Atlantic. They'll bring you back in time with…
Wed 28 Jun
Described by TIMEOUT as being. brutal, unsettling and bloody brilliant," Ben Haggarty returns to Storytelling Cafe in The Fate We Bring Ourselves. Join Ben as he presents three remixed, extended and explicit Greek myths. Expect sex with Zeus, twice born gods, formidable goddesses and some nasty clashes between naive…
Wed 21 Jun
£7.70 / 0121 443 4725
Threaded are releasing their second album, Fair Winds and Following Seas, and would love you to join them for their launch tour! With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background and influence from…
Wed 26 Jul
£8.80 / 0121 443 4725